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March 26, 1955

Modern Occupational Medicine

JAMA. 1955;157(13):1171. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02950300099040

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The contents of this book covers, under section 1, the evaluation of medical services in industry, the history of industrial medicine, administration, functions, location, personnel, layout and equipment, medical history and physical examinations, and medical records: their purpose, value, and study. Section 2 is devoted to industrial preventive medicine; section 3 to physical environment and occupational health, including temperature, humidity, air movement, noise, radiological hazards, and fatigue; and section 4 to services allied to occupational medicine. Psychiatry and toxicology are given separate sections. These subjects are treated in a practical way by those who know the needs and value of adequate medical controls and protection. Bibliographies accompany most of the chapters. The text is clear, well expressed, and should be of especial value to nurses, physicians, and management.

The authors are well-known specialists in their respective fields, and the high quality of in-plant medical services supplied to the employees of

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